The ChurchMag Foundry

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We are embarking on an experiment. One that I am super-excited about and I hope proves itself to be a great success.

It all started several months ago when I first interviewed Kenny Jahng. Before and after the interview we talked about a number of things, including the initial idea of what eventually became ChurchMag Press. Kenny is an awesome marketing thinker who is great at communication and a natural at harnessing it for the Church.

Another idea that cropped-up during our chat, was setting-up a monthly Google+ Hangout with a church who needed help in the area of church marketing and communication. An opportunity for a church, no matter the size, to pick the impressive church marketing and communication brain of Kenny Jahng.

Some possible ideas might include:

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Wylio: Where I Get My Stock Images

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How many times has your pastor called you in or shot you a quick text stating that they needed a picture of “X” or can we get a picture of “X” on the front of the bulletin for Sunday and its Friday morning and you have to print in less than an hour? I can’t […]

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The Problem with Social Media Sharing

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Sharing is not just a pre-school problem. My daughter is about to turn four, which means that preschool is only a few weeks away. We’ve really been trying to prepare her by getting her to bed earlier and waking up earlier as well. This is not going well. We are getting more traction in other […]

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Can You Trust the Web for Online Donations? [Infographic]

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Mobile online giving is important, but can we trust the Internet for online donations? The infographic below highlights the Internet’s recent security and privacy failures and states that “75% of people already have or will have their data compromised in their lifetime.” That’s a pretty scary statistic (however accurate it is) if you rely on […]

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How to Find the Freedom to Write: Time

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The last few weeks has been a vacation of sorts. For the first time in years I have broken away from work and spent much needed time with my family, long time best friend, and away from the Internet. There were several things that I’ve learned from my time away from work and the web […]

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Facebook Like Obsession: Street Mural

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This cartoony street art mural painted in Ferentino, Italy (picture above) reflects the truth about the obsession of getting Facebook Likes. Note the vision blinders, Facebook Like carrot on a stick, and the subtle touch of adding chains. Here’s a cool time lapse video of Mister Thoms painting the mural:

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Tech Wreck Tuesday #20: You Have to Turn It “On”

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Are you a sprinkler or a dunker? I’m referring to your church’s baptismal practices, by the way. We’re “dunkers.” For us, baptism has always meant “full immersion,” a deep plunging under water. Funny thing about water: sometimes, it’s cold. If you’re an old school dunker, you might be saying, “I’ll tell you about cold water, […]

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KidCheck’s New Mobile Child Check-In App

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Having a secure children’s check-in system is an essential element in providing a safe place for kids and peace of mind for parents. But yet many child check-in systems can be overwhelming and difficult to use, making it hard for both parents and organizations using these systems. That’s why systems like KidCheck is such a solid […]

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3 Essentials to Shoot Amazing iPhone Photos

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Over 60 million photos uploaded to Instagram on the average day. Whoa. The advent of digital photography and the camera phone has created a flood of pictures never before seen in history. How many photos are on your phone right now? Go ahead and check. I’ll wait. You’ve probably got a couple hundred. Now the hard question: How many […]

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